Camping Gear | Tents | Sleeping Bags | Stoves | Airbeds
|UK Adventurers with Decent Websites|
As the title of this post implies, I've put together a list of all the UK adventurers with decent websites. So, get ready, the list is complete and I can now reveal... there's only three
Yep. I was as disappointed as you. Only three.
|Project Wild Thing|
Just learnt about Project Wild Thing and joined The Wild Network. Its a project to get kids outdoors and its something Ive been trying to do with my children for the last ten years (without them moaning too much and me putting them off for life).
|10 Free Apps for the Outdoors|
I don't usually like using technology when I'm hiking. I like the peace and quiet of the outdoors, I like good old fashioned maps and a compass, I like the sound of my boots on rock and the rustle of wind in my trousers - that didn't sound quite right but you get the picture. When you're hiking you're hiking, it's an experience in itself - you don't need technical stimulation because what the outdoors provides is good enough.
But, after saying all that, I do love my iPhone. And there are some great apps about that might just, only slightly, make the outdoors even better.
|What's the cheapest way of cooking sausages?|
It's a rule - when you go camping you have to cook sausages. The kids will demand it and there is no way you can disappoint those little cherubs. Don't worry though, you don't have to break open your jar of twenty pences, here's how to do it on the cheap...
|Camping Gear on a Budget|
If you're new to camping it can be expensive to get all the gear you need. This is some advice on choosing the right camping gear without forking out too much of your hard earn dosh...
|Vicious Pregnant Blood-Suckers|
This isnt the headline of an article I wrote for Mother and Baby magazine, Im talking about midges. If youve ever been bitten by a midge, it was a pregnant female one. It wasnt just being nasty and hormonal; your blood is essential to feed her developing eggs, in that way her children can grow during the winter, pupate, hatch and bite you some more next year.
|Is owning a tent carpet pitiful?|
Yes, is the answer if youre Ranulph Fiennes. But Im not, so no is my answer. Heres my justification for, in the eyes of Ranulph, being pitiful and owning a tent carpet (well two actually but dont tell Ranulph).
|How to choose a tent|
Get your calculator out quick - if four people are camping, what sized tent would you buy? This and many other riddles are answered here ...
|How to find an airbed leak|
Over the winter, three of our airbeds decided to spring leaks. They were all sitting in the cupboard in the same bag, maybe I should have separated them because this seems like a group effort to me. This is how I fixed them...
|Sleeping Bags (you can sleep in)|
Sleeping in a tent is sometimes a challenge, especially if you get the wrong type of sleeping bag and the person next to clucks like a chicken. We can't do anything about the chicken but we can give you some advice on the camping gear
|The Best Time and Place to Camp in the UK|
To give you the best chance of having a good experience Ive done some research for you and Im about to tell you the exact place and exact time to camp in mainland UK to have that amazing experience...
|Which Camping Stove?|
Butane, propane, meths, esbit, hexamine - what is this a rave or a camping shop. Stoves and their fuel explained...
Below are area few recipes that we have tested out ourselves without being sick, no they are yummy. We will be adding more to our outdoor cooking section over the coming months.
Tents These tents are ideal for the family. Most have integrated, sewn in, groundsheets which aids pitching as well as reducing unwanted drafts. Flexible door & bedroom combinations are available with this range, giving the user a wide variety of layouts to suit every occasion.
Sleeping Bags These sleeping bags offer outstanding value, comfort & durability. We have cotton sleeping bags with flannel lining, lightweight sleeping bags, square and envelope shapes, double and single sleeping bags and any other combination you can think of, nearly.
Camping Stoves 2 Burner stove featuring a third radiant burner underneath for toasting bread, bacon etc... Folds down for easy storage and transportation. For convenience and safety the push and turn knobs are child safe and allow for precise flame adjustment.
Camping Cook Sets Lightweight and compact trekking kit for 2 or 3 people .Lightweight and compact kit ideal for trekkers.Hard anodized aluminium for increased abrasion and corrosion resistance. Easy cleaning.
Airbeds Extra comfortable and reliable double airbed! Coleman® airbeds combine extra comfort with reliability thanks to Coleman® exclusive Airtight® system, which features an exclusive Double Lock valve. These airbeds are guaranteed not to leak and are some of the most puncture resistant air beds on the market today thanks to valve and heavy duty PVC.
Canopies and Carpets Adds a little bit extra to your camping experience. These canopies gives you room to have meals, and place to shelter from the rain (it never rains in the UK), or hide from the glorious summer of sunshine. Fits the Gelert Horizon 6 and Gelert Horizon 8 person tent.